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Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, February 1995

Weezer are a bunch of weird blokes who wear nerdy clothes, nerdy specs and sing nerdy songs. Which is why we love them, says Simon ...

Weezer: The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, April 1995

Weezer may have written a million-selling debut album full of sparkling punk-pop songs, but it means nothing to super-nerdy frontman Rivers Cuomo. He's 23; time ...


Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Q, May 1995

US Geek Rockers inspired by Gary Numan and Jesus Christ Superstar to produce rattlingly fine buzz pop. ...

Weezer's Uncomfortable Success, part 1

Report and Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Addicted To Noise, December 1996

WEEZER SINGER/guitarist Rivers Cuomo is a bit nervous. The stretch limousine we are riding in has just pulled up to the Fillmore Auditorium in San ...

Weezer's Uncomfortable Success, part 2: The Rivers Cuomo Interview

Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Michael Goldberg, Addicted To Noise, December 1996

WEEZER FRONTMAN Rivers Cuomo doesn't give many interviews. Usually he lets guitarist Brian Bell, drummer Patrick Wilson or bassist Matt Sharp handle the press. The ...

Weezer: 50,000,000 Weezer Fans Can’t Be Wrong

Interview by Erik Himmelsbach, Request, May 2001

BEFORE IT finds a cozy place in the annals of rock mythology alongside Ozzy's bat-biting, Rod Stewart's stomach pumping, and Mama Cass' deadly ham sandwich, ...


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